Return Authorisation - Australian Government

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to return a specific space object, or series of space objects, to a specified place or area in Australia or outside Australia.

A space object is an object which will, or part of will, go into or come back from an area beyond the distance of 100km above sea level.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this authorisation you must:

  • have the necessary competence to carry out the return
  • meet the insurance / financial requirements
  • satisfy the Agency that the return has a low as reasonably practicable probability of substantial harm to public health, safety or property
  • satisfy the Agency that the space object will not contain a nuclear weapon or weapon of mass destruction of any other kind
  • satisfy the Agency that there are no national security, foreign policy or international obligations that cannot be met if registration is authorised
  • demonstrate that all necessary environmental approvals under Australian law and an adequate environmental plan, contained in an approved application form along with all supporting documentation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified in the authorisation.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Return Authorisation - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Australian Space Agency

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Australian Space Agency

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Operating address: Lot Fourteen
McEwin Building
North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
Phone: 1800 497 182
Phone: 02 6276 1166
Email: enquiries@space.gov.au
Website: Australian Space Agency (Opens in new window)